Kaduna State government says it will continue to hire skilled and essential workers to fill critical gaps in the public service, even as it proceeds with the rightsizing of the workforce.
Adekeye said that in spite of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic, government had permitted its agencies offering the most essential services to refresh their teams with new staffers.
He said: “Several government agencies had, since 2020, conducted various recruitments for 10,000 workers. These included officers in the health, education and regulatory sectors.
“With the 215 doctors in the Ministry of Health, Kaduna State now has 406 doctors working in its public service.
“The Ministry of Health has also recruited 1,064 persons, including 196 technical staffers and 871 non-technical staffers, while 1,225 new staffers have been injected into the primary health care system.’’
According to Adekeye, Kaduna State University (KASU) also employed 159 academic staffers in 2020.
“The College of Education, Gidan-Waya, has submitted a report on its recent recruitment process and is awaiting approval for the resumption of 388 new workers, including lecturers and other categories of personnel,’’ he added.
Adekeye also disclosed that in the regulatory sector, the State Water Services Regulatory Commission had hired 14 more workers to beef up its workforce. (NAN)